Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Heather Harman

“River Bed - Velez Malaga”  © Heather Harman
Name: Heather Harman
Bio: Artist 
Heather Harman turned professional as a teenager and had a very high profile career as a portrait painter. She took a BA hons at Lancaster university where she was probably the first to study the history of the pastel medium to academic level - completing her dissertation in 1994, alongside her studies into the history of women artists. 
Although Heather Harman now lives in Andalucia, the rich colour of autumn in Britain remains one of her favourite subjects. Her focus is on the quality of light, the richness of sunshine, and colour-infused shadows - all to be found in the alleyways, patios and courtyards of white-washed Andalucian villages.
Heather had her first solo exhibition in 1975, showing 36 portraits of people within the music and entertainment industries. She has been a tour artist with Scottish comedian Billy Connolly and has since worked for many more show-business celebrities (e.g. Elton John, Barbara Streisand). As well as holding further solo exhibitions, and having her work in private collections worldwide, Heather is in demand as juror, and writer. She has had a long association with Unison Pastels, and has put together a Mediterranean selection for them. She continues to take commissions for portraiture and exhibit her landscapes in various galleries, and lectures on her favourite subjects: portraiture and pastel. Heather was founding President of ASPAS (the Spanish Pastel Society), and of the Andalucian Society of Portrait Painters; she is a member of the Société des Pastellistes de France, and the American Portrait Society, and on the board of the infant Pastel Guild of Europe.
Medium:  Pastel; oil; watercolour
Subjects: Landscape
Style: Representational.
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Gallery: Skyscape Series; For the Love of Drawing;  Landscape Mediterranean; British and French Landscapes; Portrait; The Winter Harmony Collection; Garden Themes.
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